I-9 Form, Employment Eligibility Verification, goes into effect today (April 3, 2009) for all U.S. employers

StaffScapes would like to remind everyone that the revised I-9 Form, Employment Eligibility Verification, goes into effect today (April 3, 2009) for all U.S. employers. Any other I-9 form will no longer be accepted at this time.

The revision date (Rev. 02/02/09) is printed on the lower right-hand corner of the form. As discussed in a prior article, the form was previously released and use in February but Obama’s 90 day wait period made the I-9 publication delayed until today.

The current I-9 form, was published on Dec.17, 2008 by the Federal Register, the forms changes include the list of documents acceptable for the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) process.  Employers may no longer use previous versions of the Form I-9 because they are expired. The revised column List A improves the security and effectiveness of the Form I-9 process. The List A specifies that expired documents are no longer acceptable forms of identification or employment authorization. 

Retention of the Form I-9 is either three years after the date of hire or one year after employment is terminated, whichever is later.

For more information on employment documentation, retention or the Form I-9 contact StaffScapes Human Resource Department at 303-466-7864